Today in chapel we had the pleasure of listening to the musical talents of our students. The Grade Eight string players joined the Upper School students and played two songs, the Ridley singers performed two Christmas songs and the choir gave us a preview of the annual Nine Lessons and Carols Services that will be held on December 15th and 16th at 5pm in the Memorial Chapel. Take a look at the video:
Bruce Croxon ’79 – Ridley College alumnus, Co-Founder of Lavalife and Celebrity Judge on CBC’s Dragon’s Den spoke in the Mandeville Theatre on Wednesday, November 21st. In the third of three videos Mr. Croxon went to school at Ridley from Grade 8-13, in this video he speaks about the influence Ridley College had on his life.
Bruce Croxon ’79 – Ridley College alumnus, Co-Founder of Lavalife and Celebrity Judge on CBC’s Dragon’s Den spoke in the Mandeville Theatre on Wednesday, November 21st. In the second of three videos Mr. Croxon speaks about being a Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den:
Bruce Croxon ’79 – Ridley College alumnus, Co-Founder of Lavalife and Celebrity Judge on CBC’s Dragon’s Den spoke in the Mandeville Theatre on Wednesday, November 21st. In the first of three videos Mr. Croxon speaks about the life of an entrepreneur.
On Monday evening, Dr. Zopito Marini a Brock University Professor who is a leading expert in the field of bullying research presented to the Ridley community as a part of Anti-Bullying and Prevention Week organized by Mr. O’Rourke. Dr. Marini’s lab is currently examining the psychosocial factors involved in bullying and victimization and looking at prevention strategies. Following the presentation there was an open forum for students, teachers and parents to ask questions to a panel, which included, Dr. Marini, Mrs. Kidd – trained councilor and Lower School parent, Mrs. Papp – Director of Student Health Services and school prefects Andrew Pace ’12 and Maggie Thomas ‘12. The evening promoted a candid discussion on the topic of bullying prompted by many of our senior Lower School students.
It was a great weekend in Ridley sports! The Second Boys Hockey team won the Burlington Wave Tournament over Burlington Central 3-1 on Friday. Then, the First Boys Hockey team went 4 wins and 1 loss at the MPHL Kickoff weekend in Vermont and sit in first place in the Northeast division for the first time in our association with the league.
Finally, the First Girls Basketball finished their season with an amazing run at the CAIS National tournament in St. John, New Brunswick where they pushed the top Division I team in Nova Scotia, Halifax Grammar in the final but lost by 6 to earn National Silver.
This weekend Ridley will host the CAIS Boys Basketball tournament. Over 20 teams from across Canada will descend on campus for the national championships. Ridley’s first game will be at 10:15am on Thursday against Kings Edgehill from Nova Scotia.
It’s a sure sign that the holiday season is upon us. On Friday, the annual Christmas Market was held in the Fieldhouse. Over 50 vendors set up shop selling holiday goods, the Lower School and Upper School choirs performed and House Charities were on display raising awareness and money for their individual cause.
The Toronto Santa Claus Parade keep the holiday spirit with us. On Sunday over 80 students from Ridley College participated in the parade. Watch the video below to see the band in action: